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NeoCon 2018 Chicago

June 19, 2018

Two Austrian companies Among the Exhibitors at NeoCon 2018

From June 11-13, 2018 the 50th edition of the NeoCon took place at the MART in Chicago, IL. 50,000 design professionals representing commercial design in different markets from workplace, healthcare, hospitality, retail, education, and public space to government gathered to see trends and innovations in the commercial design industry from more than 500 exhibiting companies covering nearly 1 million square feet of exhibition space.

Austrian companies represented at NeoCon 2018

Two Austrian companies, LOGICDATA North America and GANTNER Technologies, also participated at this event and presented their latest innovations and trends. LOGICDATA, which has its headquarters in Styria, develops mechatronic system solutions for adjustable home and office furniture. Its US subsidiary is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. GANTNER Technologies offers innovative electronic locking solutions for employees’ lockers. The company was founded 1982 in Schruns/Austria and the US branch is located in Westlake Village, California.

Innovations, trends, and highlights

Innovation at NeoCon 2018 could be seen in the products for the annual contract furniture extravaganza and new eye-catching fabrics and coverings packed a graphic punch. Additionally, NeoCon offered 100 seminars on its special programs as well as marquee presentations. One of these special programs included a roundtable where industry experts discussed current and upcoming commercial design challenges. Another highlight were the 81 awards distributed in the Best of NeoCon 2018 competition among furnishing products. The NeoCon jury consisted of 42 contract interior designers and architects as well as corporate, healthcare, and institutional facilities management executives.